ADHD at School
Medication is making my son sick
My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5. He is now almost 8 and in 2nd grade and he was doing great (school wise) up until now. He was taking Adderall for while, but he was getting severe headaches and throwing up. His doctor switched him to Concerta - and we were having the same issues.
Two weeks ago his doctor prescribed him Stratera. He hasn’t had any of the sickness, but he is suddenly doing poorly in school and he’s been getting a bad report every day since starting the Stratera.
I had a meeting with his teacher to let her know that he’s switched his medicine so she could be aware of any side effects - and I’ve asked her to please let me know if he’s getting out of hand. She hasn’t called or e-mailed, but today she sent home his first demerit.
I don’t want him to do poorly in school, but I can’t, as his mom, keep giving him a medicine that is clearly making him ill. It breaks my heart.
Has anyone else had this problem?
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